Missing out on the Oscars this year was — believe it or not — a deliberate plan for Sienna Miller. Unlike fellow tabloid star Lindsay Lohan, Sienna’s been making a critically acclaimed leap into fashion these last few years with the label Twenty8Twelve, in partnership with designer sister Savannah. And on Oscar night, they made their debut showing at London Fashion Week with a relaxed, stylish collection showcasing the sisters’ edgy, wearable clothes.
With a celebrity-packed audience including Courtney Love, Kanye West, Lydia Hearst, Alexa Chung and legendary 60′s British model Twiggy, the runway show was hailed as a huge success by fashion-watchers. She hasn’t had the best luck so far in picking winning films (or unattached men) but it seems her eye for style might prove her most enduring skill. [Photo: WireImage]
A day later, a different time zone, and Kate Winslet still hasn’t put down that Oscar. The Reader actress was spotted in JFK Airport yesterday, showing off her Academy Award to onlookers. Winslet said “winning is sure a lot better—a lot better—than losing,” and we have no doubt this is the brightest she’s ever beamed the Monday after the ceremony.
If she’s going to flaunt the golden boy 24-7, why the green cover? “I have to show my kids before I show anyone.” Hope the kids don’t see photos of it waved around the after-party, then.
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On the worldwide PR stage, it’s fair to say that David Beckham’s escaped relatively Scot-free (apart from his comedy accent raising a few giggles) whereas wife Victoria has suffered more than her fair share of tabloid hate campaigns, especially in the British tabloids. But America’s Got Talent judge Piers Morgan reckons this has been the wrong way round — branding soccer star Becks “ruthlessly selfish” for his plans to ditch LA Galaxy and head off to Milan, leaving Posh to potentially change her life around once more.
“I think he’s been ruthlessly selfish about his career from the start. I don’t blame him – I just wish he’d be more honest about it. My sympathy is all with Victoria. She has to do all the dirty work while he works out where he can make his next pay cheque. I think he should have stayed in America and honoured his commitment to them and American soccer. That was the deal and that’s why they paid him the big bucks, but as always, he’s put David Beckham first and if everyone has to be uprooted and disappointed by it then so be it,” he says to this week’s issue of the UK’s New! magazine.
It’s fair to say the Beckhams probably won’t be inviting wobblechops Morgan round to their LA home to swap stories about how much they miss beans on toast and Marmite anytime soon. But “Poor Posh” as a new nickname? Hmm, it’s got a ring to it… [Photos: Splash News Online, ]
Just like Jennifer Garner and the Neverending Pregnancy, we did wonder whether Mel C was ever going to get round to giving birth. Thankfully for her uterus and our prurient nature, she has, and has followed the tradition of her fellow Spice Mamas by giving her new baby daughter a showbiz name. Scarlet Starr was born on Sunday weighing 8lb 3oz and we’re sending congrats to the new mom. But when the most sensibly-named Spice Baby is called Bluebell (Geri Halliwell’s daughter) or Beau (Emma Bunton‘s son), you’ve got to stand out somehow at those future playdates — and alliterative popstar names are clearly the way forward… [Photo: Splash News Online]
See who was grungin’ up NYC today after the jump.
Lindsay Lohan‘s career has been saved! The actress-turned-skeleton will soon be raking in the dough hawking spray tan at Sephora and designing diamond jewels. She told E Online! the good news last night while arriving an at Oscar party, and she seemed kinda out of it to us. In her defense, maybe she was just high on those sweet, sweet spray tan fumes. Watch and see for yourself!
It’s the one things celebrities love to do besides not eating and squeezing into debatably gorgeous gowns – partying hard, Lindsay Lohan style. Every star in town hit up as many Oscar parties as possible last night – Nicole Richie was out until 4am at a private bash, while Reese Witherspoon and boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal hit up the annual Vanity Fair shindig.
We’ve got all the party pics below, so you can check out who looks the most sloshed and who actually woke up today without a hangover.
“Corey Kinney is sitting in jail and feeling like a dumbass. Two days ago.” When Bradenton, Florida Starbucks customer Gary Lyman wouldn’t let Corey Kinney use his laptop to check Facebook, the 19-year-old grabbed the computer and ran from the coffee shop. Lyman chased Kinney into the parking lot, where two bystanders tackled the thief until a mall security guard could intervene.
To be fair to Kinney, his crime may not have been caused by an addiction to Wordscraper. The teen told police he was desperate for cash to get back to his native Texas, and figured swiping laptops from Starbucks would be an easy way to steal without hurting anyone. Guess he didn’t realize caffeine addicts would rather risk violence than lose a $4,000 computer.
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Isn’t chugging back two glasses of white wine and weeping through the entire Academy Awards fun? At least it was for us last night, when we started sniffling during Dustin Lance Black‘s touching acceptance speech and didn’t stop for hours. Here are our Top Tearjerker Moments that warmed our hearts and wet our eyes. Did we miss one? Let us know in the comments below.
- Dustin Lance Black‘s acceptance speech for Best Original Screenplay – The Milk writer spoke of his admiration for his subject and included this tear-inducing message: “I think he’d [Harvey Milk] want me to say to all the gay and lesbian kids out there tonight who have been told that they are less than by their churches, by the government or by their families that you are beautiful, wonderful creatures who have value. And that no matter what anyone tells you, God does love you.”
- Heath Ledger‘s win for Best Supporting Actor – we knew this would make us cry, but Heath’s family even got stoic robot Angelina Jolie to shed a precious tear! That feat alone deserves an award.
- Slumdog Millionaire‘s AR Rahman winning back to back Oscars for Best Original Score and Best Song – Beside being all sorts of adorable, he dropped this precious tearjerker tidbit in his speech: “All my life I’ve had a choice of hate and love. I chose love, and I’m here.”
- Queen Latifah‘s awkward singing during the In Memoriam tribute didn’t make us crying, but remembering Bernie Mac and that dude from Jaws sure did.
- Kate Winslet‘s father whistling at her during her acceptance speech for Best Actress – Not only was it adorable and sweet, but he turned out to just be some regular old dude in a weird hat. Goofy dads always get to us!